DPLAfest 2016 has ended
Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Thursday, April 14 • 11:45am - 12:30pm
Wide Open Spaces: Bringing the Rest of the West into DPLA

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DPLA Service Hubs in single states around the country have often worked with cultural heritage institutions physically located within 50 or 100 miles of the Hub. What happens when digitization and aggregation must be provided across the larger regions and states in the West? This session looks at issues that have emerged as collaboration is stretched across hundreds of miles, different cultures, and topographical impediments. Existing and potential new Service Hubs in the West are working towards responding to these challenges by discovering different models for collaboration -- in service provision, funding, and governance.

Join us as we hear about Service Hub developments in the West. Sandra McIntyre will talk about supporting libraries, archives, and museums in six states with digitization and aggregation services via the Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL), one of the initial Service Hubs in DPLA. She will describe the recent sustainability planning and governance re-structuring that MWDL has accomplished to accommodate the needs of a large region. Jodi Allison-Bunnell will describe work toward Service Hub formation in the Pacific Northwest, in the absence of the central (state or large institution) that is often the cornerstone of other Hubs. Adrian Turner will highlight a planning initiative underway in California, supported through LSTA funding administered by the California State Library, to formulate a blueprint for a potential Service Hub constituting a collaborative of multiple organizations. The panel will conclude with a discussion of ideas for completing the DPLA Service Hubs map in the West and bringing the rest of the West on board the national digital platform.

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Jodi Allison-Bunnell

Program Manager, Orbis Cascade Alliance
I manage the program that supports local and unique content at the Orbis Cascade Alliance's 39 member libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. My portfolio includes digital collections, Encoded Archival Description, archival collection management, and unique materials in our shared... Read More →
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Sandra McIntyre

Director of Services and Operations, HathiTrust
I am the director of services and operations for HathiTrust, with offices at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to my work with HathiTrust, I was the director of the Mountain West Digital Library for nine years, and, before that, the program manager of the Health Education... Read More →
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Adrian Turner

Senior Product Manager, California Digital Library

Thursday April 14, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building): LJ 119 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540